International Fortepiano Competition

The Competition (1996-2017)

The Premio Bonporti, and Premio Ferrari are two of the most internationally well-reputed competitions regarding historically informed music, offering young musicians prize money, concerts, recordings and concert engagements at the most well-established festivals and organizations. They play a central role in the Euregiomusica project organized by the Accademia di Musica Antica in Rovereto (Italy.

The competitions are held in alternate years in October in Rovereto, a charming, artistically- active town 20 minutes from Lake Garda. The Premio Ferrari is also held in the nearby town of Ala, thanks to the presence of the prestigious Museo del Pianoforte Antico. Ala still has the same cobbled streets and 17th and 18th century palazzi seen by Mozart. The Final of the Premio Ferrari will take place in a historical building in Rovereto. All the other rounds will be held in Palazzo Pizzini in Ala, in the same room where Mozart and his father performed for Baron Pizzini von Hochenbrunn.

Founded in 1996, the Premio Bonporti is dedicated to the most important historical musician from Trentino, Francesco Antonio Bonporti (1672-1749). The prestigious presidents include Gustav Leonhardt (8 editions 1997-2008), Chiara Banchini (3 editions), Linde Brunmayr , Alan Curtis, Jesper Christensen, Enrico Gatti (2 editions), Lucy van Dael, Sigiswald Kuijken. Among the many musicians who took part in the jury: Rinaldo Alessandrini, Gloria Banditelli, Alfredo Bernardini, Kees Boeke, Ottavio Dantone, Odile Edouard, Werner Ehrhardt, Gaetano Nasillo, Susanne Scholz, Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wallfish.

Since 2012 the Euregiomusica project has included the Premio Ferrari, dedicated to the musician from Rovereto, Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (1763-1842). Among the prestigious presidents were Malcolm Bilson, Rockwell Blake, Bart van Oort and among the jurors Temenuschka Vesselinova, Stefania Neonato, Andrea Coen.

Both competitions are distinguished by the fact that the finalists perform accompanied by the Mitteleuropa Baroque Orchestra.

The Winners 1996 – 2017

1996
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Le Nuove Musiche

1997
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

1998
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music L’Assemblée des Honnêtes Curieux

1999
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2000
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Á la Russe Ensemble

2001
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2002
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Opera Quarta

2003
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Leyla Schayegh)

2004
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Ricreation d’Arcadia

2005
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin Timothy Haig

2006
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Ensemble Sirocco
(2nd Prize: Dmitry Sinkowsky)

2007
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned

2008
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music not assigned

2009
Premio Bonporti
Master in Baroque Violin

2010
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Rie Kimura)

2011
Premio Bonporti
Chamber music Daimonion Ensemble

2012
Premio Ferrari
Fortepiano Olga Pashenko

2013
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Anne Kaun)

2014
Premio Ferrari
Master in Belcanto

2015
Premio Bonporti
Baroque Violin not assigned
(2nd Prize: Noyuri Hazama)

2016
Premio Ferrari
Fortepiano Viacheslav Shelepov

2017
Premio Bonporti
Violino barocco Sara Debora Timossi